Bud Barksdale ready to be a Rebel

Bud Barksdale (CB, Batesville, MS) - South Panola and Ole Miss have built a tight bond through the years, and it looks like that bond just grew closer with today's news.

"Me and Tig (Bud Barksdale) decided we are coming to Ole Miss," added an excited Bud Barksdale.

What gave Ole Miss the edge?

"Everything, I just love it over there. I like how they are going to play me, and I like their academics. They make sure you stay on top of your grades."

Bud Barksdale

Bud and Tig came over to Ole Miss today to have a heart to heart with the Ole Miss staff.

"We just wanted to end this thing. We kind of knew from the start what we were going to do. Today we came over to see where everyone stood. They were mainly talking about our grades and told us about their facilities. We like it all over there. It is a good fit."

Where does Ole Miss plan to utilize the Barksdales?

"They like me for safety. They told Tig they are either going to play him at CB/S or RB. They do not know yet. They are recruiting him more as an athlete and me more as a safety. I am already up to 206. If I keep growing, I might even get close to the line (of scrimmage). I really do not care where I play. I just want to be out there."

Who else offered the talented defensive back?

"I have offers from Ole Miss, USM, and MSU."

Bud's senior season saw him collect 48 tackles, 28 pass breakups, and 6 interceptions at corner. He was named 2nd Team All-State for his play on the field.

Bud reports a 2.8 GPA / 16 ACT.

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